Former UCLA star Don MacLean is known for his unfiltered commentary as an analyst for the Pac-12 Networks. MacLean joined the Hotline podcast for a look at the landscape as conference play begins, UCLA's ascent, potential challengers to the Bruins, the impact of Lonzo Ball, the NBA-ready game of Markelle Fultz and more.
Adam Jude, who covers the Washington Huskies for the Seattle Times, joined the podcast to discuss UW's playoff date with Alabama, Chris Petersen's methods and success (including comparisons to Chip Kelly), and the looming NFL Draft decisions for several Husky standouts.
Cory McCartney's interest in the Heisman Trophy runs so deep, he wrote a book on the award: "The Heisman Trophy: The Story of an American Icon and Its Winners." We discuss his reaction to the 2016 finalists, the Heisman voting process and the inherent bias against players from the Pac-12.
Kevin Richardson has been the radio analyst for San Jose State football for nine seasons, through ups, downs, nosedives and three head coaches. We take a deep, deep dive into the state of the program, the search for a new head coach, what's required for immediate success and the long-term prospects for the Spartans in the Mountain West.